Monthly Archives: February 2015
Some schools take a so-called victim-centered approach, declining to expel accused rapists in attempts to do both victims and the accused justice. At the other end of the spectrum have been calls for all such reports to be referred immediately to police, cutting college administrators out of the process entirely.
Despite the variety of approaches, there has been little evidence about which are more effective and no broad consensus on what’s best for students. While such a consensus is perhaps still far off, the government grants could add an evidence-based point of view to an emotional and wide-ranging national discussion.
by Akane Otani Bloomberg.com
When the financial meltdown of 2008-2009 was upon us, Rahm Emmanuel famously said:
“You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that is it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”
“Due process of law is not window dressing; it is the distillation of centuries of experience, and we ignore the lessons of history at our own peril”…”Our legal system is based on checks and balances precisely because of the risks associated with concentrating so much power in the hands of a single investigator or investigative team,” the letter from the Penn faculty says.
When author and history professor K.C. Johnson went to Ohio University to discuss due process rights for students accused of campus sexual assault, he knew what he was getting into… Although due process is a central tenet of the American justice system, it has been attacked in recent years as an impediment to justice by those claiming to be the victims of sexual assault…Protesters showed up to his lecture…They stood up when he was about to speak and blocked the audience’s view of Johnson.
www.washingtonexaminer.com By Ashe Schow
The Times‘ coverage of the Winston controversy (and others like it) shows the nation’s most influential newspaper exemplifying bias in the Winston case in particular and on the issue of campus rape in general.
www.realclearsports.com By Stuart Taylor Jr.
…men accused of date rape are increasingly using text messages, and other social media communications…to defend themselves by showing that their accusers sent messages which were friendly, flirtatious, and possibly even flagrantly sexual…
www.prlog.org By JOHN F. BANZHAF III, B.S.E.E., J.D., Sc.D.
Jane said yes. But, a week after the incident, Jane filed a complaint against John. John was expelled…This empowers the female partner to charge her male partner with rape if, after the encounter, she wishes she hadn’t done it — So what we’ve come around to is a 21st century, legalistic, feminist view that a man must always be expected to behave like a Victorian gentleman, while the woman can behave exactly as she pleases, and destroy his college career by a mere accusation.
www.theamericanconservative.com By Rod Dreher
I recently assisted a young man…who was ordered to stay away from a fellow student (cutting him off from his housing, his campus job, and educational opportunity) — all because he reminded her of the man who had raped her months before and thousands of miles away. He was found to be completely innocent-But the stay-away order remained in place, and was so broadly drawn up that he was at constant risk of violating it and coming under discipline for that.harvardlawreview.org Commentary by Janet Halley